African Retreat: Singita lodge Pamushana, Zimbabwe

Singita lodge Pamushana, Zimbabwe is one of the Award winning safari destinations in Africa. Singita (place of miracles) is world-renowned for providing ‘the best safari experience in Africa’ and has notched up virtually every hotel and travel award since its inception in the mid-90s.

Designed by South African Architects oMM DESIGN workshop CC. Singita Pamushana is an elegant oasis consisting of six elegant suites and one exclusive villa offering the ultimate luxury in a truly African setting. Set in 130 000 acres of wild and untamed land, the Malilangwe Reserve is a precious breeding sanctuary for endangered species such as the black rhino, and is home to an abundance of game, birds, and hundreds of Baobab trees.

The architects took up the responsibility that comes with designing for a site with exceptional environmental qualities, and fulfilled the demands of the brief that required that the project be sustainable, have minimal impact on the environment and be easily removable at the end of the 20 year concession period.

While the 5 star establishment provides every conceivable luxury on demand, patrons’ water use is restricted. It is admirable that the project used a large amount of local labour, that there was a high degree of skills transfer, and that the health profile of the local community increased positively due to the project’s sustainability approach.

Apart from possessing the required architectural qualities for an Award of Merit, the Singita Lebombo complex expresses a high level of architectural excellence by not compromising its values sustainability. It manages to successfully capture the environment in one of its true forms, beautiful, rich, colourful & unhibited. Gotta love Africa!!!

(Photos courtesy of Singita)

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